Rule 6.3.i says, that catamarans and multihulls are forbidden.
This rule is most important, because it defines the class as a class
of monohull dinghis. Rule 3.ii and iii were made to prevent the
scows from degenerating to a catamaran, but as we proposed within
the rule change submission to the AGM 2001 these antiquated rules
should be deleted, because the measurer should decide, whether he
sees a multihull or not.
Since the last decades we saw a lot of designs, which were very
close to the rule limits, but which were tolerated and survived
or died with the advance of the class. Examples: Scows with exact
75 mm hollow, anti-nose-diving foils in front of 2700 mm, spoilers/flares
with exact 75 mm hollow, sealed tubes of 90 mm diameter and anti-capsizing
bags in the trampolines ...
Now we have the question, whether a Moth on foils is permitted
or not. The question on an upper level is, wheter it is a multihull
or not. I feel, that it is not a multihull, because it has no static
stability as a multihull has. Because of that static stability a
Moth with anti-capsizing bags is more a multihull than a moth on
foils. So foils should be permitted, but there should be an addition
to the rules, that if foils are used, they should be used in all
conditions during a race series!
We have a lot of subdivisions in the Moth class as: Seniors - Juniors
- Ladies, Skiffs - Old Boats - Scows. Why shouldn't we have a subdivision
The German class association has read this IMCA Germany interpretation
and agrees to it.
Greetings from Germany